“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”
The drop in the volume of employment in a given sector always has a ripple effect in the national economy. The loss of so many high-paying jobs in a short time will be a dent in the coffers of Los Angeles County and for New York state in the short term. Michele Evermore, senior policy analyst for the Washington, D.C.-based National Employment Law Project, says it hits at a time when other industries are undergoing similar sweeping realignments with huge human toll.
“Nobody’s got a plan for how to transition these massive sectors of the workforce into a different thing,” Evermore says.
“Choose one area of your life and push yourself just a little harder than you think is possible every day. You’ll feel better about yourself, and over time, you’ll get better at whatever it is you’re doing.”
Saturday morning, a little exercise, a lot of coffee, time to catch up on the news. Then it dawned on me: I haven’t posted any Scary Charts in a while. Click the first link above and feast your eyes. Then read the article on NPR to remind yourself…
Before you get mad at me take note of where this article comes from. Harvard Business Review Blog Network is the source of this article. This article reminds me of what I did several years ago. I started something.
When I started something I had no clue what it was I started. What I thought I started was not what I am doing today. In other words, my original plan failed but ultimately my little business succeeded.
Take a risk. Start something!
What are you avoiding doing that you know needs to be done?” We seem to have a talent for burying the truth, covering it up, distracting ourselves from it… When was the last time you took a risk in the direction of your dance?
In the “learning” paradigm, the teacher is not the expert provider of knowledge, but rather a guide who first specifies what students are expected to learn and then lays out pathways they can follow to meet the learning goals. The teacher becomes a supporter, a collaborator, and a coach for students as they learn to evaluate and gather information, test ideas, and explore their application to different issues and problems. Students begin to learn how to develop and pose their own questions and to explore alternative ways of finding and framing answers. So instead of working only to master the subject matter of a course, students are developing the skills to learn on their own. They no longer wait to be taught—they come to realize that, if they are to succeed, they must take a good deal of responsibility for their own learning.
Read this article written by Michael Bassis, President of Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. We need to rethink corporate training methods if you agree with Mr. Bassis’ paradigm shift assessment.
I’m of the opinion the global economic recession will be long and nasty. Read this article if you think the job market in the US is bad. A few years back I posed the following question to an unemployed friend,
“What are you going to do if what you’re looking for doesn’t exist anymore?”